Nampa downtown project remains on track as construction workers battle the heat

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 18:27:23-04

Construction crews continue working on a downtown revitalization project in Nampa despite the hot temperatures as the project continues to be right on schedule.

The City of Nampa expects the project called building a better Nampa to finish up at the end of August and in the nearby businesses appreciate the work that is being put in out under the hot sun.

"The construction workers are champions, we are very grateful for them and everything they are going through," said Chloe Nelson who works at the Flying M. "I'm excited to see how it turns out, the roads are so much better on the side that they've finished and the crosswalks look great."

Currently, crews are working to redo underground lines to replace water lines, irrigation lines and making improvements to the storm system drain, then they will finish up the paving.

"The infrastructure in downtown is thirty years old so this project has taken all the old underground components and we are replacing those so we won't have to get in there again," said Jeff Barnes the City of Nampa assistant engineer.

The workers are making sure to stay hydrated while taking breaks out of the sun and the crews also work at night to help give the workers a break from the heat, it's all part of a safety protocol.

"We are just excited for everyone to be around again and not have these poor construction workers out in the heat," said Nelson.